08-26-2017, 06:05 AM
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  • Rufus
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My thoughts are with all our friends along the Gulf of Mexico coast experiencing Hurricane Harvey. I know what you are going through as I was living in Houston in 1983, when it experienced a direct hit by Hurricane Alicia in August of that year.  Although it was less powerful than Harvey being a cat. 3 versus a cat. 4, respectively, it was a frightening experience.  I also experienced 2 powerful typhoons when I lived in Hong Kong in the early 1970's; quite terrifying. Be smart and take care.

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 08-26-2017, 06:52 AM
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I live in Miami and have experience with the destructive power of hurricanes.  I wish and hope for the best for all Texans in Harvey's path.  Do we have any TSN members who are affected by this hurricane?

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 08-26-2017, 04:49 PM
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(08-26-2017, 06:05 AM)Rufus Wrote: My thoughts are with all our friends along the Gulf of Mexico coast experiencing Hurricane Harvey.

+1.  Take care all, be safe.

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 08-26-2017, 05:50 PM
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I'm in Houston and it's been a stressful situation to say the least. We've been extremely fortunate in my neighborhood to have not lost power. The rain has also been manageable (based on our standards) but the forecasted rain tonight will be troublesome if it rains like some are saying.

I've been a Houstonian my whole life and rode out Hurricane Ike, evacuated from Hurricane Rita and Harvey is just as stress inducing.

My thoughts and prayers are with anyone experiencing this disaster especially the areas that got hit by the Category 4 winds.


~Jesse~

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 08-26-2017, 06:13 PM
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Hang in there Jesse.  I can't imagine.

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 08-27-2017, 03:33 AM
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It was really bad in North Carolina years ago.


Hurricane Hazel pounded the state terribly.


And my aunt Hazel later got teased about that storm by my mother.  Biggrin

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 08-27-2017, 11:43 AM
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(08-26-2017, 06:13 PM)wreck | fish Wrote: Hang in there Jesse.  I can't imagine.


Thanks Tom and gents. This has been a long 24 hours. We've managed to escape utter catastrophe so far but others have not been as fortunate. Please keep us in your thoughts and consider making a donation to the Red Cross.

Here are some pics of my street and home

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And some from social media

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~Jesse~

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 08-27-2017, 02:42 PM
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I'll be calling friends on Monday to see how they faired.  Praying for everyone.

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 08-27-2017, 03:31 PM
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Red Cross donation incoming...

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 08-27-2017, 03:41 PM
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  • chazt
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Hang in there, Jesse. Hope your home didn't suffer much damage. Good luck to you and all!

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 08-28-2017, 02:41 AM
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This hawk took refuge in a cab. This is from Click 2 Houston.


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 08-28-2017, 03:50 AM
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Jesse, we'll keep you and all TSN members in our thougths.

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 08-28-2017, 06:09 AM
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Jesse, I hope you're doing okay.

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 08-29-2017, 06:34 PM
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I hope everyone is ok. Please be careful and my prayers are with you.

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 08-31-2017, 09:48 AM
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I've been glued to the tv - it is heartbreaking what is happening in Texas.  There are many charitable organizations that need contributions,  like food banks, The United Way, and many others.  Our niece and her family are in Houston but so far their neighborhood as been spared the flood.  I hope everyone can stay safe and healthy through this and afterwards.

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 09-07-2017, 01:59 PM
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Any update Jesse?  Hope all is well.

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